The Role of Track I Actors in Reconciliation: The UN in Iraq

December 8: Kelman Seminar with Eileen Babbitt, Professor of International Conflict Management Practice and Director of the International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Co-sponsored with the Weatherhead Center for…

Amanda Michel and Alex S. Jones

Amanda Michel: Networked reporting a ‘tremendous resource’

December 1, 2009 — As ProPublica‘s editor of distributed reporting, Amanda Michel differentiated between “networked newsgathering” and “citizen journalism” at a Shorenstein Center brown-bag talk. According to Michel, “the term ‘citizen journalist’ has done a real disservice” to the journalism profession….

Harold Ford Jr. and Richard Parker.

Harold Ford Jr. says ‘pay barrier’ in campaign financing a threat

November 17, 2009 — At the Shorenstein Center brown-bag lunch, Harold Ford Jr., chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (D-TN), gave an overview of a politician’s perspective of the media. Addressing the question…

Politicians and the Press: The Anatomy of a Complicated Relationship

November 16: A conversation with Michael Dukakis, former governor of Massachusetts and Democratic nominee for president in 1988, and Renee Loth, The Boston Globe. Moderated by Dan Okrent, Visiting Murrow Lecturer of the Practice of Press and Public Policy. Co-sponsored by…

T.H. White Seminar discusses press’s role, responsibility

Multimedia T.H. White Lecture video Related Links Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics November 13, 2009 — The 2009 Theodore H. White Seminar on Press and Politics took place the morning after Taylor Branch‘s T.H. White lecture, and brought…

Taylor Branch: Journalism allowed trivialization of public debate

Multimedia Video Related Links Transcript November 12, 2009 — In introducing Taylor Branch, the 2009 T.H. White Lecturer, Shorenstein Center director Alex S. Jones began by describing Branch’s youth in the segregated south of the 1950s. It was a place of “whites…

Conflict in Global Finance After the Meltdown: Reconciling Competing Priorities

November 10: Kelman Lecture with Richard Parker, Lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government. Co-sponsored with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Nieman Foundation and the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

F.T.’s Chrystia Freeland sees fewer news organizations a ‘good thing’

November 10, 2009 — U.S. managing editor of Financial Times, Chrystia Freeland, spoke at the Shorenstein Center brown-bag lunch on “Business and International Coverage for a Paying U.S. Audience.” Freeland began with a quote from Warren Buffett: “If cable and…

Percentage of foreign news today is up, says John M. Hamilton

Related Links Hamilton’s new book: Journalism’s Roving Eye: A History of American Foreign Reporting November 9, 2009 — In his Shorenstein Center brown-bag talk, “Journalism’s Roving Eye: American Newsgathering Abroad,” John M. Hamilton, Dean of the Manship School of Mass Communication at…

Problem of punditry is ‘uninformed citizenry,’ says Kathleen Parker

November 3, 2009 — Kathleen Parker spoke at the Shorenstein Center brown-bag lunch about “The Problem with Punditry,” drawing on her experience as a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post Writers Group. Shorenstein Center director Alex S. Jones introduced Parker…